Statistics is a crucial part of science that is often ignored by the majority of the scientific community. Learning how to assess and statistically analyze data is essential when reporting results and drawing conclusions.
This is why ChemistryNinja made this fill-in-the-blank Elementary Statistics lesson plan for science teachers. These notes cover analysis of accuracy and precision, calculation of the mean, mode, median, and range, and step-by-step instructions on how to calculate standard deviation.
The second part of the lesson is a Paper Basketball Activity where students will use the statistical analysis skills that they just learned to collect and then assess their data. This 2-day lesson plan/ activity will ensure that students understand the significance of statistics in science, know when to use it under the appropriate circumstances, and how to perform the necessary calculations to analyze data.